Update #2: Nintendo UK has confirmed to us that the release date for the demo is indeed tomorrow (the 8th) UK time.
Update #1: There appears to be some confusion on when the demo will go live. While the Digital Event said it would be available from today (the 7th), social media accounts are stating it’s tomorrow instead:
It could be that someone has gotten confused at either end, or that the demo will be going live at midnight UK time (which would technically be tomorrow).
We’ve approached Nintendo for comment and will update this post when we know more.
Original story: The moment monster-hunting fans have been waiting is here – a demo for Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise will be available later today.
This sample of the upcoming Switch exclusive also includes local and online co-op play – allowing you to team up with your friends. All up, there are four different quest types. A beginner quest, an intermediate quest, a basic training quest and a Wyvern riding training quest – with all 14 weapon types playable.
Here’s a brief rundown about the beginner and intermediate quests, which are both co-op enabled:
“For this demo, you’ll get to explore the Shine Ruins. This is a great locale for learning about Wirebug and the new stat-boosting endemic life featured in this game.”
“The beginner quest features Great Izuchi, while the intermediate quest has you take on Mizutsune.”
“you’ll be able to take a Palamute and/or Palico with you, so you can experience riding a Canyne and receiving various kinds of support from your buddies.”
Of course, to team up with others over the internet, you’ll need to have access to a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Keep in mind, this demo will only be available for a “limited-time” until 1st February – so enjoy it while you can.
The full version of Monster Hunter Rise will launch on the Switch on 26th March this year.
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